How to get a Student ID Card

Here you can find information for new commencing students about getting your Student ID Card.

Before getting your Student ID Card

Before getting your Student ID Card please ensure you have:

1. Accepted your offer and are enrolled into classes

Log in to myUNSW to check your enrolmentYou will be able to request your ID card 24 hours after enrolling into classes.

Further information available on these enrolment pages.

2. Checked your full legal name is registered on your myUNSW record

Your name as it appears on your identity documentation will need to exactly match your Formal name on your myUNSW record.This must include all middle names.

Your Formal name will be listed under the Current Name Data section. 

Don’t worry, if your name is incomplete or incorrect (i.e. your middle name is missing or there is a typo in your name) you will be able to correct this when you request your ID card online


3. Additional requirements for Domestic Students

If you are a new Domestic student and you are eligible to access Commonwealth Support, you will be required to upload proof of your citizenship or residency status when requesting your ID card online.

Accepted evidence includes a copy of your:

  • Australian birth certificate, passport or certificate of citizenship (Australian Citizens)
  • Other Passport and Australian Visa letter or label (Australian Permanent Residents)
  • New Zealand passport (New Zealand Citizens)

Getting your card

Here you can find information on how to get your Student ID Card for:

All UNSW students including Distance Students

Information for all students (except UNSW Canberra students).

You will be able to obtain your Student ID Card at the commencement of your studies following accepting your offer and enrolling into classes.

Commencing your studies in Semester 1, 2018?

You can now request your Student ID card online via My Student Identity.

Apply by 1 February* to receive your ID card by Orientation.* Some conditions apply

You should read and follow the information provided above under Before getting your Student ID Card.

UNSW Canberra Students

Information for ADFA / UNSW Canberra students.

Information on obtaining your UNSW Canberra card is available via log in to the ADFA Student Gateway